Rugosa Rose Hybrids are remarkably robust and disease free. These rugosa roses have wonderfully scented flowers and attractive rose hips.
They are a great choice for the seaside gardener because they deal well with wind, salt spray and poor soils. Unlike their wild
cousins (Rosa rugosa) they do not sucker and spread everywhere because they are grafted. This makes them ideal for mixed shrub
borders or rose hedges.
Here are my favorite Rugosa Rose Hybrids:
This rose has highly scented double blooms of a reddish-purple color. The red rose hips are very decorative. The size is moderate up to 4 ft high and wide.
This rose bears frilly red flowers in clusters during the summer and autumn. No scent on this one unfortunately but is very pretty.
This thorny bush grows up to 6 ft.
This hybrid rugosa is a sport of the above. The flowers are double and scentless. Hight up tp 6 ft.
This one has single velvety red flowers. Growth is rather compact, up to 4 ft high.
This rose is very robust and hardy. Flowers, leaves and rose hips are similar but larger than of Rosa rugosa. Flowers are fragrant.
Grows up to 5 ft.
This rose bears rosy-pink fragrant flowers. Compact growth upt to 3 ft high and wide.
This is probably one of the most beautiful Rugosa Rose Hybrids. The 4 inch flowers are double and crimson-purple. These beauties are of course very fragrant. This rose forms a large shrub up to 7 ft high and wide.
Flickr Photo: amandabhslater
The flowers are pure white and semi-double. The papery blooms have a very strong scent. Vigorous shrub up to 5 ft high and wide.
Flickr Photo: Lillakanarie
Here are more pages about Seaside Roses:
Seaside Garden Center, Renard Rd, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland